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Here are some of the Physical Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

Deadline June 1st every year. To enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. Eligibility & Selection Criteria Applicants must: Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. Have completed work toward a PhD. Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary. In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered: Qualifications of applicant, Status of career before break, Steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research, Relationship of the applicant to the research community, Relationship of project and award to future plans, Scholarly significance of the project, Quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline.

Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship

The Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship provides one (1) grant of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who is blind or visually impaired pursuing a degree in engineering, computer, physical, or life sciences. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen and submit: 1. Written documentation of a visual impairment from an ophtalmologist or optometrist. Applicant need not be legally blind. 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

Bermuda Biological Station for Research Scholarships

The scholarship provides $360/week+housing, travel. The Bermuda Biological Station for Research offers fellowships for undergraduate student research at BBSR during the fall semester (August to November). Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas mainly concerned with marine biology, chemistry, and physics. The scholarship provides housing, a monthly stipend, and travel expenses. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Type: Undergraduate Study International Study Research Eligibility Requirements Class standing - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study: Natural Sciences Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Must be 19 years or older. Preferred groups: Minority Female Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply Submission Requirements: Application Form Transcripts Current college Letters of Recommendation 2 Resume

Robert G. Dailey/Detroit Section Scholarship

1. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in either a four-year college or a two-year technical program. 2. Applicants must be graduates of public or private high schools. Criteria: 1. Applicants must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry. 2. Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include but is not limited to plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and business administration. 3. An applicant must be in good academic standing with his or her college. 4. Financial need of applicant will be considered.

Air and Waste Management Scholarship Program

Eligibility Individuals must be full-time graduate students pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management/policy/law, and/or sustainability during the next academic year. Membership is not a requirement for the student or their advisor; however, it is strongly encouraged. The Scholarship is a one-year award. Individuals must reapply to qualify for a second year.

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative

Classifications: Undergraduate Junior, Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate DoctoralMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Pre-Medicine, Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnical, Biomedical Research, Health, Medicine, Comp Biology, Animal Science, Chemical EngineeringEligible Schools: OpenEligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail:This $20 million, 10-year program is dedicated to expanding the pool of African American biomedical scientists. Students must be undergraduate juniors (3.3 GPA), graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows majoring in the life or physical sciences. Donor/Sponsor Name: Merck Company Foundation

Rudi Stamm'ler Reactor Physics Division Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements The eligibility requirements are as follows: You must be at least an entering sophomore enrolled in a program leading to a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering or a nuclear related field. You must be an ANS student member (U.S. or non-U.S. citizen) attending a qualified university in the United States. For Undergraduate scholarships the completed application with a grade transcript, and three confidential reference forms must be received by February 1. Note that one request and one application covers all of the Undergraduate scholarships. Remember to check the appropriate boxes on the application form.

NDSEG Fellowship Program

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Applicants must receive or be on track to receive their baccalaureate degrees by the upcoming Fall. Preference to applicants pursuing doctoral study and research in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences (including toxicology), chemical engineering, chemistry, cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, and physics (includes optics). Recommended GPA is 3.0 and higher. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). NDSEG Fellows may choose as their fellowship institutions appropriate United States institutions of higher education offering advanced degrees in science or engineering. During part of their tenure, fellows may study or engage in research or field work away from their academic institutions if, in the judgment of the faculty, such arrangements further the fellow's education and contribute directly to the attainment of an advanced degree, and the fellow is officially enrolled and earning academic credit.

NASA/KSGC SCholarship

A $1000 renewable scholarship for incoming freshmen majoring in Physics, Physical Science or Pre-Engineering. Application materials are available from the Physics Department.

The Robert Birr Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship awards to students studying a technical field, including but not limited to electrical engineering, computer science or physics. Application form required. Deadline(s): May 5 Limited to residents of Ohio.

The Sono Osato Scholarship Fund for Graduate Studies

We will be offering a limited number of competitive scholarships based on academic merit and financial need for current and former dancers who have received the maximum amount from the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Fund and are pursuing graduate degrees in fields other than performance dance. The Osato Scholarship will be limited to a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to any one individual, paying for tuition and fees only. It is anticipated that the endowment will generate funds sufficient to award a grant to a minimum of two applicants annually. Award checks will be made out to the institution. Awards will not be granted retroactively (e.g. not be used to reimburse dancers for tuition already paid, for loans or other credit debt.) To be eligible to apply for a Sono Osato Scholarship applicants must: Have received the maximum allowed amount from the Newhouse Scholarship Fund. Have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA for an undergraduate or graduate degree, or recent pre-requisite coursework. Be studying or planning to study at the graduate level for a degree in one of the approved areas, such as professional degrees (law and medicine), the medical arts (nursing, physicians assistant, physical therapy, etc.), the helping professions (social work, counseling, psychology, creative arts therapies, etc.), physical and social sciences, education, business and the humanities. Previous recipients of a Gasparinetti Scholarship award are not eligible to apply for an Osato Scholarship.

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